ABOUT SOLID CONCEPTS: Solid Concepts, Inc. is a supplier of Rapid Prototyping (RP) and Design Direct Manufacturing (DDM) services. The RP and DDM technologies employed by Solid Concepts allow for cost effective low-volume production of plastic, urethane, composite and metal components directly from CAD data, resulting in significant time and cost savings. In this endeavor, Solid Concepts employs various state-of-the-art RP and DDM technologies including Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Thermo-Jet Modeling (TJM), and high speed Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining. These capabilities allow Solid Concepts to improve delivery schedules with reduced lead times by manufacturing component parts with low NRE expenditures (no tooling) as well as to manufacture prototypes and conceptual designs including form, fit, functional, and presentation models. Complementary capabilities include component painting, texture, and pad printing which allow Solid Concepts to offer low-volume production parts as well as master patterns and investment casting patterns for numerous metal foundries. Solid Concepts has been in business since 1991. Solid Concepts is registered as a small business with 75,000 square feet of production capacity and 120 employees. The founders of Solid Concepts are patent invention holders for SLA and DDM technologies. Solid Concepts continues to develop advanced polymeric materials for use in the SLS and DDM process. Facilities include 22 RP systems (12 SLA, 8 SLS, and 2 TJ), nine (9) high-speed CNC machining centers, and five (5) vacuum pressure cast urethane systems. Solid Concepts is ISO-9001:2000 certified and has a stand-alone Quality Assurance department with in-house capabilities for physical properties testing and dimensional measurements. As part of our quality control program, we include a standard 6-point inspection and assembly fit verification for every part shipped.